Monday, 21 February 2011

BWW Interview with Ashleigh Gray

Ashleigh Gray officially left the West End company of Wicked last year but made a return to the Apollo Victoria last week covering for sickness.  She speaks to about her life as a stand by, Wicked's passionate fanbase and her upcoming projects.  Read the interview here.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Wicked wins at 2011 What's On Stage Awards

Legally Blonde was the big winner at tonight's What's On Stage Awards, scooping four awards including Best New Musical and Best Actress in a Musical for Sheridan Smith.

However Rachel Tucker (pictured below) won the Take One Media Best Takeover in a Role and Wicked took home the Equity Best West End Show.

Congratulations to all concerned.  View a full list of nominees and winners here.

Wicked Stars in "The Songs of Bobby Cronin"

Wicked cast members past and present are scheduled to appear in "The Songs of Bobby Cronin" at the New Players Theatre, London on 27th February.  The line-up includes Mark Evans, Jye Frasca, Ashleigh Gray, Katie Rowley Jones and Liam Tamne.

Buy tickets here.

From What Is This Feeling

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Kyle Dean Massey & Kendra Kassebaum performing in Footnotes Concert

Taking place at Joe's Pub on March 6th, Missouri State University presents "Footnotes", a showcase of graduating students and alumni of the school's Musical Theatre Program.

Click here to buy tickets.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Wicked London Media Night 2011

Last night saw the official welcome for Wicked London's latest cast members.  Pictured below are Mark Evans (Fiyero), Zoe Rainey (Nessarose) and Ben Stott (Boq).


Thursday, 17 February 2011

Kate Reinders in "Modern Family"

The former Wicked star appeared in last night's episode "Princess Party".  Viewers in the US can watch the episode here.

Photos: ABC

"My San Antonio" Interview with Anne Brummel

Brummel, who is currently playing Elphaba in the Second National Tour, talks about her time in the show here.

In other tour news, Colin Hanlon has joined the First National Tour as Fiyero.

From Wicked Pro-Shots & Publicity Photos

Friday, 11 February 2011

"Our Wicked Romance" - A Jazz Cabaret

The National Touring Cast of Wicked will be appearing at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on 14th February for an evening of "music, dance and comedy". Attendees will have the chance to bid on a variety of Wicked memorabilia, backstage opportunities and the chance to appear on stage.

Proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center’s mission-based programming.

Click here for more information.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Megan Hilty cast in NBC's "Smash"

Megan Hilty has been cast in NBC's new musical pilot "Smash", which follows a group of characters staging a Broadway show about Marilyn Monroe.  Steven Spielberg is an Executive Producer and Hairspray songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman will write original songs for the show.  "Will & Grace" star Debra Messing has also been cast as the show's lyricist.

Monday, 7 February 2011 Interview With Teal Wicks

Teal Wicks, who previously played Elphaba in Los Angeles and San Francisco, joined the Broadway production on 1st February.  She talks to talks about her career, fans and co-star Kyle Dean Massey.  Read the interview here.

"You've been Disneyfied!"

As you can see from the post date in the original blog, the following animation is a few months old and has been doing the rounds on Tumblr etc however I'll confess I was unaware of it until  friend emailed me the link today.

To be clear, whilst the artist, Heidi Jo Gilbert, works for Disney this is something she's done for herself and is 100% unofficial!

Theatermania Interview With Kyle Dean Massey

Kyle Dean Massey returned to the Broadway Company of Wicked at the end of last month.  He talks to Theatermania about his return to the show here.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Wicked London 2011 Cast

From next Monday, Mark Evans (Fiyero), Zoe Rainey (Nessa Rose) and Ben Stott (Boq) join the cast of Wicked (or rejoin, in Mark's case!).  The latest Ozmopolitan has a sneak peek at the latest cast photos, which you can view here.